Resources

The WCS Climate Adaptation Fund has created a series of resources and reports to help practitioners increase the conservation impact of their climate adaptation work. Below are the most recent installments.

14 Solutions to Problems Climate Change Poses for Conservation

This report showcases 14 innovative “real-world” solutions to a warming climate threatening wildlife and ecosystems worldwide. The solutions profiled include both traditional and new conservation tools applied strategically to address climate change impacts. Among those impacts are decreasing water availability, increasing risk of flooding and wildfires, rising seas levels, direct effects on species and habitats, and changing land use and human behaviors. Read this report and learn how your landscapes and target species can benefit from these working models of adaptation.



Monitoring and Evaluation Guide for Adaptation Projects

Monitoring on-the-ground implementation projects in the face of climate change shares much in common with monitoring and evaluation best practices that have been advocated for in conservation in recent years. However, climate change presents some additional challenges that warrant consideration. Here we provide a brief summary of current thinking on the monitoring and evaluation of climate adaptation projects, and point readers towards additional resources.




Strategic Communications Guide
Strategic communications help maximize and leverage the impact of an adaptation project. By more effectively engaging conservation practitioners, decision makers and other relevant stakeholders about the value of and methods for nature-based climate adaptation, practices can scale more effectively across a landscape. In this document, we briefly describe each of the core components of a strategic communications plan and illustrate them using examples from real-world climate adaptation projects. Links to well-established strategic planning resources, including the Spitfire Strategies Smart Chart and Strategic Planning Wheel approaches, are available at the end of this document.



2016 Grant Awards List
View a brief description of each of the most recently awarded projects that are helping wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change across the country.